Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent


The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit policy research institution, devoted to research on all matters affecting the use, reuse, and misuse of resources. We maintain our independence through a diversity of funding sources such as donations and grants from private and philanthropic foundations, multilateral organisations, corporations, and public institutions.

At CEEW, we separate clients from funding institutions. Funders are never given the right to final review of any our publications prior to release. Our monitoring and evaluation systems are designed to prevent any conflicts of interest.

CEEW is committed to being a resource for policymakers, academics, industry stakeholders, journalists, students, and the wider public. It makes all its research and analysis freely available to the public.

CEEW is a registered Trust under "The Registration Act, 1908” and governed with “The Indian Trust Act 1882". CEEW is also registered under section 12A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and has approval under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Our Donors

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Clean Air Fund
  • Edelgive Foundation
  • eDRV BV
  • Europian Climate Foundation
  • ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Good Energies Foundation
  • Good Ventures Foundation
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  • Ikea Foundation
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Lighthaus BV
  • New Venture Fund
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • NRDC -Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Oak Foundation
  • Pirojsha Godrej Foundation
  • SED Fund
  • Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
  • Shell Foundation
  • Siftelsen Global Challenges Foundation (GCF)
  • The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
  • The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • The Regents of the University of California (LBNL)
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • University of Maryland (UMD)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)

FCRA and Regulatory Compliances

The Council on Energy, Environment and Water was registered under Section 11 (1) of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 on 31 May 2016. Our registration number is 231661640. Learn more about our funding from overseas institutions, FCRA details, and other registration details here.

Funding sources for 2020-21


  • 1.51%

  • 80.08%

  • 4.88%

  • 0.31%

    International Organisations
  • 6.98%

    NGOs / Other Institutions
  • 1.14%

    Bilateral Donor Agencies
  • 5.08%

    Interest and Other Income
  • 0.02%

    Other Reimbursements

Focus area wise

  • 12.72%

    Corpus / General donation
  • 8.84%

    General Support Grant
  • 21.93%

    Energy Access
  • 3.18%

    Industrial Sustainability and Competitiveness (ISC)
  • 7.51%

    Low-Carbon Pathways
  • 6.55%

    Power Sector
  • 21.24%

  • 4.30%

    Risks and Adaptation
  • 8.06%

    Technology, Finance and Trade
  • 0.57%

    Centre for Energy and Finance
  • 5.08%

    Interest and Other Income
  • 0.02%

    Other Reimbursements